Genuine vs Faux - What's the difference?

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Genuine is an antonym of faux.


As adjectives the difference between genuine and faux

is that genuine is belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure while faux is fake or artificial.

genuine

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure.
  • a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials

    Synonyms

    * authentic * real * natural * lubish * true * See also

    Antonyms

    * fake * ingenuine

    Anagrams

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    faux

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Fake or artificial
  • clothing made from faux leather
    a faux -archaic style of speech
    faux wine

    Antonyms

    * genuine

    Derived terms

    * faux pas * fauxhawk / fohawk * fauxhemian * fauxlex * fauxmosexual * fauxnetic * fauxtatoes ----